Nanogirl to present at the Pacific Wave

Michelle Dickinson

Facing challenges, finding solutions and thoroughly enjoying the process is a way of life for Dr Michelle Dickinson – aka Nanogirl. 

The well-known, passionate researcher and teacher with a love of science and engineering is a firm believer you can achieve anything you set your mind to, if you work hard enough and find great people to share your journey.

Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) is privileged to have Nanogirl confirm to be a headline key-note speaker at the upcoming Pacific Wave 2016 – Prosperous Futures through Technology, on June 10 at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, and to share her journey with the Foundation.

The senior University of Auckland Engineering lecturer’s background in biomedical and materials engineering have given her a unique insight into how nature and technology can learn from each other for future scientific developments.

Having always followed her dreams, Michelle has a list of accolades to her name including a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit, the Sir Peter Blake Leadership 2015 award, winner of the Prime Ministers Science Media Communication Prize, and the NZ Association of Scientists Science Communicators Award 2014.

Michelle has never let traditional stereotypes scare her and strongly believes everyone should have access to learning about science and how things work, regardless of what your education level is, she adds.

Science should be open, transparent and a topic of conversation over the dinner table, not just the lab bench according to Nanogirl, whose vision is to create positive role models in the world that our children can aspire to be like.

Making technology accessible is what will guide our Pacific region towards prosperous futures, and Michelle is helping make that happen with her presentations, thought leadership and ideas in the science and technology fields.

Chief Executive Officer at PCF Laulu Mac Leauanae is delighted Michelle is attending the Pacific Wave and enriching the discussions with her insight and expertise.

“We are humbled to have Nanogirl – a leader in her field and an inspirational role model for future generations – join us for the Pacific Wave and share her experiences with us,” Mac says.

Save the date: Pacific Wave 2016 – Prosperous Futures through Technology.

When: June 10, 2016 (9am to 6pm – full day conference)

Venue: Upper NZI room, Level 3, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive

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